Alistair D.
LondonUnited Kingdom
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Expert Developer | Google Ventures Engineer | 8+ Years Experience

Finding a developer with the real world experience needed to make your project a success is harder than you’d think. After working in the tech field for 9 years, I’ve seen 3 problems with how other providers typically run projects: 1. They overwhelm clients with technical jargon 2. They say "yes" to everything, over-promise, under deliver and overrun 3. They delay projects by focusing on shiny objects instead of real business results When this happens: - Projects take much longer than planned - Projects cost more money than quoted - Lot's of time is wasted on communication and alignment Here's why I'm different. I spent 2 years leading the AI solutions team at a Google Ventures startup (before AI took off). Which meant, I was running multi-million dollar engineering projects for huge companies. Why does this matter for your project? Because, I know how to successfully turn your project into a working solution in the shortest time possible. I've delivered 26+ successful software projects for companies including BP, Disney, JP Morgan, Unilever and DeutscheBank (and many small companies). I focus on achieving your business outcomes, and applying the best technology to solve your problem. That also means, investing many hours into research before even giving you a proposal. You get a solution that works in the shortest time possible. Without any expensive surprises. For your project. This means it's going to be a success. In practice, here are a few business outcomes my solutions have achieved: + Enabled EU expansion for a leading logistics company processing 5000+ orders per day integrating shipping providers with their Warehouse Management app. + Reduced customer service team ticket volume by ~15,000 enquiries per month (52% cost reduction) for a leading skincare brand. + Slashed real estate legal PDF document processing cost by 84% for a US law firm doing Deed transfers. 15 minute process cut to 15 seconds with AI. + Increased amount of qualified leads by 34% for a healthcare marketing business using AI qualification and personalized AI content generation. + Saved a hedge fund dealing with $360m in sales pipeline 30 minutes per inbound broker lead with AI classification. What's more, my solutions have helped pre-seed startups raise 7-figure funding from Venture Capital and innovation funds. Due to high demand at the moment I'm booking in next weeks projects. If you're interested, message me now so we can see if we both would benefit from a partnership. Keep reading, if you need information that is more technical than business oriented. Some of the work I've delivered includes: + Computer Vision Compliance: Built an AI pipeline to analyse the whole of Indonesia (1.9m sqkm) and used spectral satellite imagery to detect deforestation for the worlds biggest CPG company. + Anomaly Detection: Worked with a Supermajor energy trading team to monitor ~400 petrochemical sites with satellite data and alert them to shutdowns that would influence commodity prices. + AI Video Generation: Developed a large-scale platform using advanced AI. Capable of creating tailored videos in multiple languages and producing templated video content with Adobe After Effects. AWS, Streamlit, Flask, Dynamo DB. + Legal Tech Innovation: Engineered a PDF extraction internal platform for a US real estate law firm. Cutting the time taken for one of their key processes by 95%, freeing up their time to focus on revenue generating activities. + Financial Optimization: Worked with a Japanese Bank to develop an predictive model using cellular footfall data and financial inputs, to maximise profitability on how much cash to leave in US ATMs, based on fluctuations in interest rates and foot-fall. I have expertise in Solution Architecture, Business Applications, MVPs, AI Integrations and Full Stack Development. Plus, I'm: ✅ Top 1% on Upwork as a Top-Rated Plus and Expert Vetted Freelancer ✅ Google Ventures AI Startup Experience: 2+ Years of Cutting-Edge AI Work ✅ IBM Certified Expertise in Enterprise Design Thinking ✅ London Based Don't just take my word for it. Check out the reviews that some of my clients have left on Upwork and Trustpilot. If you're interested, message me now so we can see if we both would benefit from a partnership.

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Endorsements from past clients

"Alistair built us a data visualisation website to show visitor demographics, a map of our sites and other location based data. Being able to demo the platform has led to a huge improvement in our sales calls, and was crucial in helping us to bring on our first customers to the new service. Our clients tend to be experiential agencies, who are short on time and need to compare multiple sites, so it was important that we had a clean design which presented the information very clearly and that's exactly what was delivered. Whilst working with Alistair, it felt like he took the time to become part of the team and to really understand our business. I look forward to working with Alistair again and I would highly recommend him! "

Duncan S. | Business Director, Site Space
Jan 2023